feedback from listeners: yup, not all placement agencies are out to low ball professional culinary help. "they do what the client tells them too" and need to rep the client or someone else will. All true so the light shines, once again on the top 1% earners in the nation....YOU GUYS MAY WANT TO SAVE AN EXTRA 20K A YEAR IN SALARY BY LOWBALLING YOUR HELP'S PAY.....IT WON'T MAKE A RATS ASS DIFFERENCE TO YOU IN THE END BUT WE WHO ARE NOT CAPITALISTS....TO WE WHO WORK AND ARE INDUSTRIALISTS, THAT $20K IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAKING A LIVING AND NEEDING TO FIND A 2ND OR 3RD JOB TO FEED, HOUSE AND CLOTHE OUR FAMILIES...
If you make high 6 and 7 figures...do the math and do the right thing by paying a living wage that is congruent to the skill level of your employees, be they domestic or commercial...yeesh!
NYC is full of tourists this holiday season: don't just stay in Manhattan, "the city"...venture to the outer boroughs for inexpensive, diverse and authentic culinary delights. While brooklyn has enjoyed a renaissance of food, Bronx is still down home cooking on the rise; Queens has always been and is the most ethnically and culinarally diverse of all the city's boroughs. African, Asian, South, Central and North American, Western and Eastern European....ingredients, market and restaurants abound....
Jump over the bridges or take the train to taste the world's cuisines all within the queens borders.
What are my clients asking for this holiday? Slow cooking and lots of Game....Roasted Goose, old time with chestnut stuffing. Handling, crisping, larding,stuffing and roasting this big bird is a classic and many times forgotten by America...Give a goose the run this year...you'll be surprised how great a meal it is: how to's are covered in this broadcast.
Slow roasted lamb shanks are another "seems to be the hot item" on the private and commercial menus. Step by steps for an inexpensive and home spun slow cooker.... Great not just for lamb but swine, venison and goat shanks too....osso buco style or not.
Hunters stew is reviewed: long marinade is one of the keys to deep flavor. Low, slow simmer, herbs and spices are all covered. Big game like venison is the centerpiece here but rabbit, goose and other birds/game are a great addition to any game stew.
Vegetable sides are covered: sweet potato strudel, sauteed cabbage and apples, roasted broccoli/cauliflower, savory/spicy baked apples or pears. Polenta, grains and wild rice too.
Please remember those Americans that do not have the bounty of our nation: keep the holiday generosity going for the other 11 months by supporting your local food pantry, soup kitchen, etc.